So Im off and running trying to get my card playing upto being a +EV experience for the most part. So the times I make a few bucks here and there I give to wife and tell her to manage this.
OMG - Had a hard session last session and had to borrow FROM MY OWN WON MONEY, Im being charged points each week, I had to go play live today just to cover the interest that my wife has said accured. SINCE SAT.
Well she informed me that she wont have to break my legs this week, but DAMN I STILL OWN THE PRINCIPLE rough biz
We are going to be jammed packed this weekend. Saturday with the derby, every reserved seat has been sold out so Saturday should be a jam up day to play and $750 high hand half hours IT WILL be packed
Sunday mr cool is in town Antonio E. He will be holding a bootcamp and that evening him Norman chad and one other will all be involved in the deepstacks charity classic mtt. this is a a sweet deal, the feed you, many prizes given out and so on.. but oh well IM a cash player now
was re-reading over my arpil bogs and its like night and day. I wil say I have invested more time into studying and effort of playing more this month than any month since i started playing.
Many issues are not that bad now. Bleeding has been cut way down simply by not betting stupid and trying to rationale if a raise is even correct in (blah blah) situation
I still buyin for just $60 now for two reason, self preservation and i do believe I can build this up with no trouble. i still have issues about leaving money on the table once I build it up meaning if I turn $60 into $150 hey Im good I can play tomorrow and stil be up. Plus im thinking I dont want to give any of this back LOL
Dont get me wrong the game still has so many leaks but teh bleeding leak has been a life saver to the point, well just read last months blogs, the graph just went up up up
the plan is to continue the live grind and wow only played about 3 online mtts last month all i do is play ring games online and live
OK now we can only improve and im setting up so much stuff now for improvements. Im in the process of finding the right people that might want to do some sessions
It seems ONLY NOW have a tapped into some people that interested in seeing themselves and others improve and not just people who talk a good game but hav no interest in helping your game
I have been taking many of quizes on this and site and my god im flunking them left and right so that tellsme that when im playing i probably am folding to hands that I dont need to quite so fast
the focus this month will be making anything harrington says to do second nature so I can focus on some major problems that will only improve my profits
I really gotta focus on the Outs I dont see so quick and not just the outs to complete draws
Also gotta start understanding a hell of a lot more Expressed odd vs implied odd , some dude has quizes on this stuff and its bad ass and the answers are even better (afte I answer it wrong of course)
I got to try the wild night time crowds and see if i can hang or if i get aggro'd out of the building wont know till i try.
I gotta start doing longer sessions, Live i play appox 2 hours a day and that has turned out good now th eanswer is will it be 5x as good if I play 5x longer each day
Another thing that is now becoming weird. the money issues arent nowhere near as fearful and in fact i keep lookingfor spots to get all my money in. this has had another impact. the lowest micros i wanna play now are nl25 or nl50. this is a drastic change form last month.
LIFESTyle CHANgeS Im gnna be straight up POKer has finally caught me and this is all i think about now. I see me playing cardrooms everywhere and be able to do it.
POKEr has become my beer poker has become my (name anything else bad)
Exercise is big time eating right cause its like I need my brain firing right especially until certain weights and pullies become second natures
Well Me ears are open all the time to anyone thats want to talk THE CASH GAME
OK SHIFT ONE DONE VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY PLEASED
HIghlights and Ill go into more detail Made someone fold a major river bet and then the dude goes WOW you must really have a good read on me. and let it go
FINALLY GOT DELT AA this week only trouble player on my left also had AA AA vs AA not ONLY ONLINE FOLKS and WE GOT IT ALL IN LOL
I NEED MORE INSIGHT ON LOWER PPS Saw multiplepeople do this today. $5 bet Cal call LP RAIse $25
IM seeing more people trying to force it into the pot preflop I resisted but I dunno It doest follow the 15-1 rule but it sure seems they are working on implied odds ad shit cause MANY PEOPLE ARE RE-RAISING with 22-55
ILL BE BACK LATER
2nd shift about to start
When playing poker of course, not bad for an hours and 10 minute work. 4 BIG TIME HANDS TODAY and went way out of comfort zone today,
The 2 big ones,
Jc6c from CO(cause I got to limp in on this one)
7 LIMPERS HERE
FLOP CCC =Flopped flush and everyone checks so I make a pot size raise to try to make this look like a bluff plus I need all clubs OUT but as luck would have it I got 2 callers. so the Pot is like appox 115
TURN BLANK It gets checked and I shoved all in here and fold the first limper and the snd limper HHMM 83 to call all this thinking made it clear he had a high club he didnt want to part with and FOLDED.
THE BIG ONE FOR ALL THE CHIPS AND THE ONE TO MAKE ME BELIEVE IN THE POKER GODS
QQ BTN 5 limpers (funny thing is I wanted to leave with my profit here appox 60 and make this my last hand and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE) So wanting to fold the limpers I raise to $30 and OMG get 4 callers WTF - FLOP XJ5 MP player bets 40 and folds eveyone and I shove all in and he thinks and says dont think you can beat trips Jacks and calls the $185 shove,
TURN 5 (IM THINKING SHIT IM GOING HOME BUSTED)
RIVER Q (OMG THE BIGGEST STACK OF CHIPS EVERY PUSHED MY WAY)
got a few other big hands but I was like I aint giving this shit back THE RACK IS FULL THE RACK IS OVER FULL OMG WITH REd RED RED
SO I take the chips over to the resturant side and make a picture worthy of a magazine
I took a picture of the chips at the table but some guy saw me and i jerked and it came out blurry and then I felt like a geek cause some dude laughed atme taking a picture of the stack$ at the table
OK SMALL POCKET PAIRS I was under the impression that I wanted to limp with these since I need stacks to have 15-1 in case I hit a set I need to get paid for all the misses
NOw this dude at the table says to me (after a girl) min raises low PPs and never raised again in the hand - HE goes that girl needed to raise it up hard PF and post or shes not getting paid
SO NOW IM MIXED BUT IT MUST OF BEEN A MESSAGE
55 CO 4 limpers and I raise it up to $20 (UNCOMFY NOW) (the end result fulll double up when I rivers a boat and this seem to impress the table) (45 to close to 200) but
I NEED SOME SMALL PP ADIVCE I think I should of limped in but I DID GET PAID IN THE HAND by making this pot pretty bloated preflop. and when the hand was over, dude goes you played that perfect cause you wouldnt of gotten paid if you played it any other way
Got the game cleaned up pretty well, The beedling is doing much better until I get myself trapped in a hand I should of never been in with in the first place
Im finding out that if I get a good table meaning, NO HYPER AGGROS and shit like that, I can take my time get into a rhythm and for themost part, every session this week has been profitalby, GRANTED SOME OF THESE HAVE ME WORRIED when I have to reach for that 2nd buy in but I dunno some day sit seems you MUST LOSE A BUYIN to win money LOL.
I have a hard time with the HYPER AGROS for example, NL1/2 EVERY HAND GOEs like this is any position. Not me just the way it went with this guy if post was limped the he pops it up to $25 PF and if it got raised, he would RR to $40 straight up 6 out of 9 hands DUDE loses $500 as quickly as he gets it back. HIs bets though just made paying the game impossible unless you brought a ROLL WITH YOU, needless to say this dude busted me out playin 63s NEXT TABLE PLEASE
Another table type I have trouble with is the HIT AND ALL IN shit. For example, one dude at the table enters the hand, if he hits flop ALL IN, Just PLAY FUCING POKER NOT FUKCING BINGO
Now put me at tables with bluffers and good players but al who seem to play with an idea that I CANT invest $1000 every orbit. Meaning it plays like you read, A regualr raise is to $5 or $6 rr $9-$12 and On these type tables, I seem to be able to handle myself
TOO FUNNY - Im trying to get where I trying to RR actors out hands and such and try to start defining what my opponent may have aswell as my own hand (or what I want it to appear) I have a semi AGGRO on my left who is RR'ing (NOT LIKE THE DUDE IN THE TOP PARAGRAPH) but RR alot of hands. SO this dude pulls this shit on what i like to refer to as the DOUBLE DUTCH BLUFF flop (my name for this type flop so I can remember what to do its not a coined term) Guy fires hard into this flop I RR his bet 3x pot and he was thinking and thinking and thinng asking me question after question as I go into scripted defense mode and HE FINALLY FOLDS and I make a very nice pot for just post flop but as I get my chip I see my hand is shaking a little trying to stack CANT BE DOING THAT.
Well Imgoing up again todya, WE HAVE FOOD TRUCK RODEO Today so free food truck food on top of 15 minute HIgh hands ITS GONNA BE A MAD HOUSE
JUST GOTTA FIND THE RIGHT TABLE AND IM GOOD But damn the wrong table can be disastrous
What happened, today was awesome. not cause i profitted but because the players at each table I was at played more like it seems $1/$2 should be played. None of these $40 turn and river agro raisers and today BIG HANDS MADE BIG POTS not guessing games on insane turn bluff raises and stuff. I really felt like I was playing poker
I FOCUSED HARD ON NOT BLEEDING CHIPS, there were time I should of made some bigger raises but I got trust myself before Im going down that road again
Weird I walk in the card room and its empty so (NO BALLS ME is thinking hmmm now is it all sharks only inhere lol) but
THERE was none of all tis $750 highhand everyhalf hour crap, in fact the high hand thing was not in anyones mind $100 every hour. SO I dont know, our card room holds someinsane money extras on the weekends (LIKE NEXT WEEKEND $750 high hand every 15 MINUTES GEEZE) So maybe these type things brings out the aggros to snack onthe high hand hunters.
NOw today I feel like I can make this work but I did STICK TO MY RULES pretty good
Didnt fuck around with nothing below 9. (TOO TIGHT I know but I gotta get straight before I get flushed) but it still gave me a decent amount of hands to take shots with
Raises werenice today, $7 was a big time raise pf $4 seemed standard and then $10 $12 Turn bets and then $20-$25 river bets
Made playing nice and you could swap some chips and get it back and so ON THIS WAS MORE LIKE A lot tamer BUT A HELL OF A LOT MORE FUN for aplayer like me
OK THE RESULTS
$105 in CHIPS at one point I had $180 built up ran into some bad luck stuff AKs flop 2 suites and miss everything LOL 3x. But I dont bloat pots I didnt let myself get sucked into other peoples games and basically shown in my bets, get too aggro here you wont get the opp to get my money
WEL WE LOST THE $180 over the next 4 hours so I rebought in for another $60 and HOLY SHIT
Walked out the place with $270 in my wallet. Got my first loss back and ended up a lil over $100 up when I left
BIGGEST STUPID POT OF THE NIGHT FOR ME AND I KNEW IT AND STILL WAS BETTING FOR NO REASON BIG TIME
Player very good player and TIGHT AGGRESSIVE player and didnt get in a lot of pot so what do I DO
I DEVATE FROM THE PLAN AND WATCH THIS MESS
AJ I call $4 FLOP K3A I check He bets $10 I call
turn 7 I CHECK HE BETS $15 (IWAS THINKING THIS ACE AINT SCARING SHIT SO HE GOT HAVE a better ACE or KK So I CALL CAUSE IM A FISH
Now I have $25 in this pot RIVER IS 2 I CHECKED again he no bets $20 and I call this bet
FHe flip KK I flip AJ and THIS HAND MADE ME LOOK REAL BAD, by the groans I heard at one side of the table
But this was the only big money loser for me.
Overall great tables today and My confidence has been restored somewhat, Keeping myself tighter, def IP no funny OOP stuff to BALANCE MY PLAY, and making sure I wasnt bleeding chips If I felt I was just wishing on hope
Been playing some live $1/$2 NL lately and after bleeding a few hundred dollars and isolating the leaks in my cash game, maybe I should just say my whole game is a leak. Started a thread about losing $80 on a bad call AA vs Aqs and was hyped to play yesterday and was at a great table excpet for one very skilled highly aggressive player. The dude will make shortstacks BLEED FAST QUICK AND ITS OVER. Yesterday after playing a just one hand with theis guy and watching him playing everyone else at this table, I realized it was gonna to cost me aminium of $400 to stuff on the agressive turn bets or the checks followed by monster river bets ON EVERY HAND HE WAS IN. I knew what I had to do. I had to find out if these bets were real and the only way to do this is with re raising his aggreession.
I get into a hand with this dude and I hit the flop and I then realize dude has postionon me so the flopbet now becomes $17 and I call this bet, TOTALLY FORGETTING THIS DUDE IS GONNA BLEED ME and thats whay happen. I was weak on flop missed turn that both checked and I check river and the standared $40 river bet by him comes into play and I fold thus handing over $17 and I had the plan, next hand I was just gonna jam the flop on his raise and then see how he handle it and do it for each street until I could stuff out what was real and not from his bets. BUT THEN MY BRAIN SAID YOU ONLY HAVE $90 and then realizations starting hitting. The dude wasnt showing nothiing and very few people were going to the river.
ONE QUEsTION "HOW DO YOU KNOW IT WAS A REGULAR $40 river bet" cause a hands earier when this ddue was gonna rase the river he shoves $40 in and the guy besides him go WOW JUST WHAT I HAD SET ASIDE TO BET $40 how did I know this" btw what happens in that hand, aggro dude plays 74 hits a flop 773 8 J and the dude calling him is calling with ACE high so its like fuck I CANT BE CALLING THIS GUY ON MY BLUFFS TO SEE IF HES BLUFFING , so every river bet I saw was $40 from the dude.
So like a pussy I got up acting like a phone call and left and had to come home and and figure all this out in my head and was about to just say I cant do NL and then I starting analyzing a lot
My wife thinks im over emphasizing the image thing at the table and I might be.
So off my HEAD I HAVE WROTE DOWN THE PROBLEMS IM FACING TROUBLES,
NOw if anyone has kept up I have been keeping little threads of games events, so if yure still reading you already know THIS FISH NEEDS HELP cause Im bleeding about $40 an hour at the track and that wasnt how it was suppose to go down LOL
SO NEXT POST IM GIVING YOU MY INNER SOUL ON PROBLEMS
Too funny today I finally hit my wifes nerves. As I was playing the Poker org game and some other games, She kept asking me questions is which she got massive delayed reposns, Hands anaylsis in play, and many questions she had to ask many times. One time she said Forget it Im not even in the mood anymore LOL
FINALLY SHE PROCLAIMS,, I CANT SEE HOW ANYONE WHO DOES THIS ALL DAY CAN BE MARRIED. I COULD NEVER BE MARRIED TO A MULTI BOARD ONLINE PLAYER.
Just found this stuff Humerous
Playing some live NL yesterday and ran into a few problems I didnt know how to encounter without foolishly throwing chips into the wind
Dude on my left straddles everytime thus fucking up my BBs STRADDLED EVERYTIME, Now I dont know if he does this with everyone but it would indicate he does since he started from the first orbit and had no reads on me.
If other limped in, I called the straddle but a few times we were heads up and I have already seen the dude whip out another $100 like fuck who cares IM here for saturday fun.
I did make comments like EVERYORBIt after the first 3x, LOOK I GET BB PROTECTION, LOOK I GET THE SUPER BLIND etc I was keeping it friendly but he was the only dickhead at this table straddling.
I was tempting to just shove on him everytime he did that but of course losing money aint gonna help me.
I DUNNO yall get in these jams
SO I GET AND MOVE TO NEW TABLE EVEN MORE FUN DYNAMIC
I got 2 regs (SHARKY TYPES) one on left one on right and Im seat 3 (they are 1 and 4 ) throughout every hand they are having are having non stop conversation across table, of course they are tight with every dealer and include him in talk, At points they start passing pictures of their kids to each other. So many times Im getting cut off fromt he board and their chat is making me lose concentration. Figuring they are know regs I just blew it all off
THEN these 2 fucks started putting the squeeze on me every bet, I enter pot dude on left enters pot dude on right than raises to $12 so I played in some hands but once again these were players that thrwoing another $100 is no problem, but I play flops with tis dude that go the pot way out of control. It was funny one time I grabed my chip to act like i was gonna bet as the dude on left was grabbing chip when he saw me and when I retracted he retracted I WAS LIKE FUCK THIS
But more lil problems and today was table selection not that you got much choice
So I dunno if the straddle guy was directly attacking me
I dunno if the 2 shark regs do that kind of distraction shit to start secretly colluding excuse me PLAYING POKER
BOTH SCERIOS WHERE -EV to these players since I had $300 I was willing to lose and ended playing 5 hours and never even lost the first buy in. I wnet in for education today was willing to play for it. Wanted to play poker had a plan and BOTH TABLES got me off my game plan, with situations I handt encountered and it seemed like this shit was only happening to me at the table, I noticed none of this going on is seat 6789 10
If you look back at my earlier blogs, you will see I was in a 12 week live league season at my local cardroom. GO back if yo want the details. I discussed towards tehend how the regs were all saying shit like "Well we have learned you might as well shove earliery or go home since they payouts are so small that its not worth it)
RIGHT THERE I KNEW TROUBLE WAS BREWING
A league is set up for people to imprve theri game, while investing money, not paying full buyins. This would also insure for 12 weeks you would be playing at least live once a week. The cost was $30 per game and the whole final table was paid out under the guiese that everyone would make money but keep in mind you needed top 4 or higher to get buy back.
So they have reset the league back up and I was the under the impression that games would be $40 and only top 5 would be paid out but no these greedy fucks made the game $65 and iM sure its probably just top 10 payout, and GUESS WHAT FOLKS THATS A REGUALR MTT I CANT PLAY ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK. So I hope all the regs enjoy bouncing their money back and forth but the league has one less regular.
Ill just go play the slew of $40 buy ins on the weekend. Im just pissed it was fun, It got me on a regular playing schedule and because HEY WE CANT WIN $300 screw that. It made it easier for people like to me to get a chance to practice strategys and new stuff I learned but not have it cost an arm and a leg. Also by plying these other MTTS Im still playing 75% of the league players cause they live there